Ladies and Gentlemen of the Alaska Wing,
In light of the current public health situation, Federal, State of Alaska and Civil Air Patrol guidance, the 9-15 August 2020 AKWG Summer Encampment has been cancelled.
Those who have paid for their registration will be refunded in full over the next weeks.
Planning has now begun for our wing's next in-state encampment opportunity, 13-20 June 2021, to be hosted at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Expect the Cadre Selection process to begin in December 2020 with student (first-time & advanced training flight) registration opening in January 2021. Priority will be given to those cadets who were selected for cadre for this year's encampment, as well as for those cadets who registered for this year as either first-time or ATF students.
For those cadets concerned about missing their opportunity to earn the Mitchell Award and promote to the rank of C/2d Lt, there is a waiver to consider. In accordance with CAPR 60-1 waiver memo dated 6 May 20, cadets holding the grade of C/MSgt to C/CMSgt as of 1 May 2020 may earn the Mitchell Award without having completed an encampment until 1 May 2021 (link to the memo below):
Your Cadet Programs Team and the Encampment Planning Team appreciates the hard work and diligence of all cadets and senior members who worked hard to prepare for this year's encampment, having come the closest wing across the nation to hosting an encampment during COVID-19 operations. The decision was difficult, but driven by our uncompromising commitment to the health and safety of our members. Know that all their outstanding work will serve as a foundation for success in 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your unit leaders or contact me to discuss further.
Lt Col James McIntyre, CAP
2020 AKWG Summer Encampment
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary